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Old 03-30-2006, 06:25 AM   #1
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Forgive me if this is basic, but how do you colourize an image in Indesign CS2?

The image is a simple greyscale line art logo, and I want it to be yellow. In Quark I click the image, click Picture Colour and make the pic yellow, but I can't see how to do the same in ID, nor can I find a reference to it in Help.

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Forgive me if this is basic, but how do you colourize an image in Indesign CS2?

The image is a simple greyscale line art logo, and I want it to be yellow. In Quark I click the image, click Picture Colour and make the pic yellow, but I can't see how to do the same in ID, nor can I find a reference to it in Help.

Aargh!!
Make sure the content of the image frame (translation: ID "frame" = QX "box") is selected, then click whatever color swatch (in the Swatches palette) you want it to be.

Object > Select > Content is one way to select the content of the frame, the other is via buttons on the right side of the toolbar across the top of the screen.

   
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Thank you Elyse, I forgot about the direct selection tool <sigh>
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robin: but how do you colourize an image in Indesign CS2?
Why do you want to do that in ID? Wouldn't it be easier in Photoshop or Illo???

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Why do you want to do that in ID? Wouldn't it be easier in Photoshop or Illo???
If you're wanting to colorize a greyscale image in an ID document that already has the custom color you want, the colorizing will take just a single click extra after placing the image. To do that in Photoshop you'd probably save a separate (and then be having to store and manage) copy of the image, change its mode, spec the custom color, set the image to become that color. Lotsa clicks and mousing steps as opposed to two steps: 1) Place then 2) click a color swatch in the ID color palette.

   
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elyse: If you're wanting to colorize a greyscale image in an ID document that already has the custom color you want, the colorizing will take just a single click extra after placing the image.
Ahhh...gotcha...makes much more sense now...thanks!

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PS...have you had a chance to try the business card stock???
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have you had a chance to try the business card stock???
Not yet. Things got nutty and the main entity who was considering it got called out of town on a family emergency and won't be back for a few more weeks if not a month or two. When tax time is over, then I hope to play and test.

   
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Cool...let me know when you get around to it...

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